Scientists unearth remains of a large dinosaur skeleton in Portugal

Scientists unearth remains of a large dinosaur skeleton in Portugal

Pombal: Paleontologists have been working away in a Portuguese backyard to unearth the remains of what could be the largest dinosaur ever found in Europe, University of Lisbon researchers said.

A Reuters report said that fossilised fragments from the dinosaur were first discovered in 2017 by a property owner in the city of Pombal in central Portugal while doing construction work.

Earlier this month, Spanish and Portuguese palaeontologists worked on the site to unearth what they reckon is a dinosaur that was about 25 metres long and lived around 145 million years ago, the university’s Faculty of Sciences department said.

The skeleton belonged to a sauropod – a group of plant-eating, four-legged species of dinosaur characterised by long necks and tails, the researchers said.

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Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) is the largest and most prestigious university in Portugal and is one of Europe’s leading universities.

Heir to a university tradition that spans over seven centuries, ULisboa acquired its current status in July 2013, following the merger of the former Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa.

ULisboa brings together various areas of knowledge and has a privileged position in facilitating the contemporary evolution of science, technology, arts and humanities.

The quality of teaching, research, innovation and culture of ULisboa is attracting an ever-increasing amount of talent from around the world.

ULisboa is committed to strengthening its capacity to act and exercise influence in international strategic areas, especially through the development of further partnerships with Brazil, China and the Community of Portuguese-speaking countries.

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